Alison Holm

Reporter, News Anchor, International Fiduciary Compliance Officer

A native of Chicago, Alison grew up in Cincinnati and lived in several cities that did not begin with the letter "C" before she moved to Columbus. She received a BA from Earlham College and briefly attended Bir Zeit and Hebrew University. After a wide ranging career that included late night jazz host, housing discrimination field investigator, and occupational health video production, she settled on radio news as the best excuse to talk to people for a living. Some of her favorite interviews include Nikki Giovanni, Yo-yo Ma and N'tobo M'beke. Alison has an equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.

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5:46 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

New License Plates In Spring

License plates in the Buckeye State will be getting a face lift next spring.

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5:42 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Romney Woos Coal Votes in Eastern Ohio

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has promised voters in coal-rich eastern Ohio that America won't have to buy oil from Venezuela or the Middle East by the time his second term ends in 2021.  

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8:29 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Devolpment Group Cautiously Optimist About Growth

Ohio has fared better than many states during the recent recession, and a new report released this week shows Central Ohio adding jobs at an accelerated pace.

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7:10 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Number Of Juvenile Sex Offenders Drops

The number of juvenile sex offenders in the Ohio system has decreased by 17 percent over a three-year period, according to the state agency responsible for overseeing youth.

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6:58 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Eastern Ohio Ranchers Receive Donated Hay

About 3,000 pounds of hay have been donated to drought-stricken dairy
farmers struggling to feed cattle in eastern Ohio, thanks to a network of Mennonite agencies.
 

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7:19 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Number of Ohio swine flu cases doubles

The number of confirmed Ohio swine flu cases has doubled to 30, and health officials say the people affected had direct contact with hogs at fairs.

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7:15 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

State Bar Association sees conflict of interest for redistricting panel

The Ohio State Bar Association is opposing a proposed constitutional amendment that would change how legislative and congressional districts are drawn in the state. 

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5:30 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Health department cautions Ohioans against swine flu spread

The CDC has confirmed more cases of a variant of the swine flu in Ohio. The Ohio Department says there are 14 cases in Butler County linked to the county fair. Another case in Clark County was traced to the Ohio State Fair, which sent two pigs home after they tested positive for the H3N2 virus. 

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5:08 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Partial recording not permitted as evidence in Ohio bomb plot case

A federal judge overseeing the case against five men charged with plotting to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio won't allow prosecutors to use a recording of what they say is a confession. U.S. District Court Judge David Dowd in Akron ruled Monday that he won't allow the partial audio tape to be played at the trial of 26-year-old Douglas L. Wright of Indianapolis.

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5:33 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Swine flu cases at Butler County Fair linked to Indiana fair

The outbreak of swine flu among several dozen people who attended the Butler County Fair last week has been linked to a similar outbreak in Indiana. Health officials say up to 41 people, nearly all of them children, have become sick with symptoms similar to those of a swine flu strain. The southwest Ohio cases are linked to the Butler County Fair, which ended last weekend. 

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5:20 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

School Board Superintendent apologies for 'bad judgement'

Ohio's leading education official has issued a public apology after a state watchdog found that he lobbied for a Texas-based standardized testing firm last year while on the company's payroll. Superintendent Stan Heffner said he had shown bad judgment and would accept whatever punishment the Ohio Board of Education deems necessary. 

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5:01 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Crops endangered in drought-stricken Ohio

The US Agriculture Department has classified an additional 218 counties and a dozen states as disaster areas due to the nation's drought. That brings this year's total to nearly 1600 counties in Ohio and 31 other states. More than 90% of them because of the drought. A national monitor map by the University of Nebraska shows Ohio is in a moderate drought. Ohio State University agricultural economist Matt Roberts tells statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen recent rainfall cannot reverse much of the damaged crop yields.

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6:59 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

News storms trigger Central Ohio power outages

Storms rolling through Central Ohio this afternoon have left over 14,000 people in Franklin County without power, according to American Electric Power.

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6:44 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Ohio health system collects fingerprints to fight painkiller abuse

Holzer Health systems in Gallipolis is hoping a fingerprint collection
program will help it cut down on prescription painkiller abuse. 

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7:00 am
Tue July 24, 2012

CBJ trades Nash to New York

After months of speculation, the Columbus Blue Jackets have traded captain Rick Nash to the New York Rangers.  Alison Holm has more.

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10:14 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Board of Regents recommends tobacco-free campuses

Ohio higher education officials have voted unanimously to urge the state's
public campuses to ban use of all tobacco products, both indoors and
outdoors.

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10:08 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Bomb scare briefly closes courthouse

A bomb threat briefly closed the county courthouse in downtown Columbus this morning.

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5:52 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Residents unconvinced about benefits of a privatized Ohio Turnpike

Residents living near the Ohio Turnpike aren't convinced about the benefits state officials say would come by privatizing the toll road. The first public meeting about the plan came last night in Elyria, where Lorain County Commissioner Ted Kalo expressed concerns about increased tolls and sloppy maintenance. 

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5:27 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Record-breaking spending in Ohio Senate campaign

Ohio's largest police union has thrown its support behind democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown in the state's closely watched campaign for U.S. Senate. It marks the first time in 24 years the fraternal order of police has endorsed a democrat for senate. In a statement, president Jay McDonald cited Brown's opposition to the governor's collective bargaining overhaul as a key factor in its endorsement. The FOP chose brown over republican opponent and state treasurer Josh Mandel. The race continues to draw attention in and outside of The Buckeye State. And as Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports, it's already setting records.

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5:53 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Three approved for Ohio's new inmate employment program

State prisons director Gary Mohr has approved the first three inmates for a program meant to help ex-cons find work. The program provides information to employers about an inmate's employability. Mohr says it's designed to reduce Ohio's prison population in part by reducing recidivism. 

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